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Birthday decor door hanger

Mermaid Themed Birthday Door Hanger

Door hangers are one of my favorite party decorations because it’s the first thing your guests see. I feel like it kind of sets the tone for your theme. So, to go with Olivia’s Let’s Be Mermaids party, I made a tulle covered “4” embellished with white pencil starfish. This is such a quick project when you have a million other things on your party to-do list. Here’s how it’s done!

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What you need:

  • Foam¬†Board
  • Pencil & Eraser if you’re free-handing it
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Ribbon
  • Tulle
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Starfish

Draw (or trace) your design on the poster board and then cut out your shape using an X-Acto knife. I free handed the 4 to resemble seaweed to go with our mermaid theme. Not too shabby!

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Time¬†for the fun part! Wrap your tulle around and around and around and around… completely covering your design.¬†For a thicker and plushier look, be sure to cover any gaps where your poster board may be showing through the layers.

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To hide the end of the tulle in the back, I folded it over and glued a little white and pink paper seashell on top. I made these with my Cricut for our party food labels and had one to spare.

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Next, glue your starfish on where you want them. My 4 year old took these two photos over my shoulder, ha! When your #instagramhusband isn’t there to take them for you… #instagramdaughter. She didn’t do too bad, actually!

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So pretty! And almost done, we gotta hang this thing!

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Hot glue your ribbon ends to the back, and your super cute and plushy door hanger is complete!

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That’s all! This is perfect with seashells too and for all kinds of beachy party themes. Thanks so much for reading!

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